Presented by Itoc Media Corp (Agape Greek Radio), in cooperation with the Hellenic Heritage Foundation, the inaugural GREEK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF TORONTO (GIFFT) is a showcase and celebration of Greek cinema and filmmakers of Greek Heritage. Held in the filmmaking capital of Canada, GIFFT will provide an exciting platform for directors, writers, producers, and actors of Greek Heritage to showcase their exceptional art.

In addition to networking events and top-notch screening facilities, the festival will provide filmmakers with the opportunity to promote their work on Agape Greek Radio (, an online radio station that promotes Hellenism internationally.

Awards and Recognitions

Best of Festival (Fan Favourite Award):
Voted by the Audience

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Presented to an individual in the entertainment industry who continuously promotes the Hellenic Culture to an international audience through their work.
Voted by Jury


1. Film must have a director, screenwriter, producer or lead cast member that is Greek or of Greek descent (diaspora).

2. All films submitted must have been completed within four years prior to the festival dates.

3. Films must not have had a public screening in Toronto prior to the festival.

4. Films must not be or have ever been publicly available online.


All non-English speaking films must have English subtitles.

More than one film may be submitted, but each must be submitted via a separate submission project on FilmFreeway.

If your film is selected to be screened at the festival, you will be required to provide a copy of your film, a short synopsis, film stills, and a director's bio with a headshot.

Filmmakers must submit an online screener of their film through FilmFreeway.

The entry fee is non-refundable. Please pay the entry fee through FilmFreeway.

Selections, dates, times and locations of screenings will be at the sole discretion of the festival organizers. Once a film is selected, the film cannot have a screening in Toronto prior to the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Tassos Rigopoulos

    Well-organized, friendly staff, great communication. I am particularly happy to have been included in the inaugural edition of GIFFT. I am certain it will thrive.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tassos for your comments. We were so happy to have you and your work in our festival. We look forward to your other projects in the future. All the best.

  • Thanks a lot to the Greek international festival Toronto for the selected my film God's Fans.

    October 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Georgios. Canada looks forward to your next project. Thank you for being part of this years event.